Girls’ Hockey Goes 2-2 in First Home Weekend

The Northwood School Girls’ Hockey Team opened the season with a four-game series against two New York State foes. The home opener September 22-24 included four games over three days at the Olympic Center in Lake Placid. The team went 2-2, beating the Rochester Edge twice and falling to the Niagara Purple Eagles.

TweetIn the first game Friday night, the Huskies faced off against Rochester Edge. Ella Fesette (Forward, 2022) broke the ice by scoring her first Northwood goal a few minutes into the second period. Late in the third, Moe Tsukimoto (Forward, 2018) netted two goals to put the Huskies up 3-0. Ashley Davis (Goalie, 2017 PG) recorded the shutout on 19 shots.

The following morning the Huskies battled hard against an older and experienced Niagara Purple Eagles team. Staying out of the penalty box proved to be a challenge for the Huskies this game, and they totalled five penalties that led Niagara to capitalizing on the power play. Despite losing 0-3, Courtney Fairchild (Goalie, 2020) had a strong showing in her first Northwood start, saving 25 of 28 pucks.

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The Huskies gather before the opening faceoff during opening weekend of the 2017-18 season.

A few hours later the girls were back at it, hosting the Rochester Edge again. The team came together offensively, allowing five different skaters to net a puck in the game. Aimee Headland (Forward, 2019) started off the scoring in the first period by knocking in her first Northwood goal. In the second, Kylie Kroes (Forward, 2018) and Kendall Dubin (Forward, 2018) combined to make the score 3-0 heading into the third. Nikki Kendrick (Forward, 2018) and Ella Fesette (Forward, 2022) added a goal apiece to complete the 5-0 win against Rochester. Ashley Davis (Goalie, 2017 PG) recorded her second shutout of the weekend stopping all 23 shots.

An early wake up call had the girls ready to face off against Niagara for the final game of the weekend. The team played a strong game blocking many shots, having good offensive opportunities, and staying out of the box. Despite playing their best game of the weekend the girls fell short losing 0-3. Olivia Skriloff (Goalie, 2018) battled hard in net to keep the team alive stopping 27 of 30 shots.

The girls team will be in the Burlington area next weekend for the Vermont Shamrocks Jamboree.

Follow Northwood Girl’s Hockey games on Twitter (@nwgirlshockey) live play by play updates year round.

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